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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 639184, 5 pages
Research Article

The Relationship between Thermal Comfort and Light Intensity with Sleep Quality and Eye Tiredness in Shift Work Nurses

Occupational Health Engineering Department, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746, Iran

Received 29 October 2012; Revised 29 December 2012; Accepted 31 December 2012

Academic Editor: Mohammad Mehdi Amin

Copyright © 2013 Hiva Azmoon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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